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Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

I'm A Nurse's Aide, But I Can't Give Blood--Because I'm Gay

Steven Kuzan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Steven Kuzan

I don't want to have to lie to give blood. I don't want to have to hide who I am to help my kin. I do not need to be embarrassed about who I am to save lives.

Blood Banks Make Changes Due To Fewer Critical Shortages

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Blood banks are declaring fewer critical shortages these days and in some cases cutting staff in re...

Cord Blood Offers a Cure for Cancer and HIV, but Who Pays?

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Marta Belcher, Juris Doctorate Candidate at Stanford Law School Umbilical cord blood transplants cure more than 70 serious diseases, but public c...

Doing This For 10 Minutes Could Save 3 Lives

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Blood donations transcend gender, political affiliation, celebrity, status, and religion. It's interesting. People may be giving or receiving blood from those they might not even want to shake hands with. And my renewed appreciation is sending me to the nearest blood donation center.

A Doubly Challenging Year For The American Red Cross

AP | By DAVID CRARY and MARGERY BECK | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

-- For the American Red Cross, it has been a doubly challenging year. While coping with a relentless series of natural disasters, the organization h...